Heriot-Watt Principal and Former Senior Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering Professor Richard Williams OBE FREng FRSE FTSE has been awarded one of the Academy's highest accolades - the President's Medal.
He received the medal from Academy President Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS on Thursday, July 11 at an Awards Dinner at London's Banqueting House in recognition of his significant contribution to the Academy's aims and work.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard A. Williams, was delighted to receive the award and said:
“I am delighted to receive the President's Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering and to have played a role in the continued development of the Academy's purpose in promoting excellence in engineering to serve society and in the engagement of young people in engineering innovations.”
Previous recipients of the President's Medal have included Sir William Wakeham, Dr Ian Schott, Sir Richard Olver, Dr Dame Sue Ion, Sir David Davies, Sir Jonathon Ive, Sir William Stewart and Lord Sainsbury.
The event also celebrated the winners of other awards and prizes including the Major Project Award, Silver Medal, MacRobert Award, Rooke Award and RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year.